NBA’s All-Defensive First Team: You’d Be Surprised

5/23/12 in NBA   |   aaronjchung   |   264 respect

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The NBA recently announced their all defensive first team featuring:
 
(G)  Chris Paul
(G)  Tony Allen
(F)   Lebron James
(F)   Serge Ibaka
(C)   Dwight Howard
 
The name that is missing on this list is Defensive Player of the Year, Tyson Chandler.  The Defensive Player of the Year award is given to the best defensive player of the year.  Obvious enough.  And ordinarily, Dwight Howard is an automatic lock to be on the first team All-Defense because he inevitably wins the award every single season.
 
This year, however, Tyson Chandler was voted as the Defensive Player of the Year.  The New York Knicks center brought toughness and guile to a New York Knicks team, that they haven’t had since the days of Charles Oakley and Anthony Mason.  Despite all this, Tyson Chandler was placed on the 2nd team All-Defense, instead of the 1st team All-Defense.
 
The reason for the discrepancy? 
 
The media votes on the Defensive Player of the Year award and the coaches vote on the NBA’s All-Defensive team.  So, who should really have been the Defensive Player of the Year and who should really have been the center on the All-Defensive first team?  Who was right - the coaches or the media?  You be the judge.
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5/28/12   |   King_Cardinal   |   2663 respect

derms33 wrote:
terrible...Ibaka and Allen?  WOW, thats y the NBA sucks..may as well be Ginobli...he stinks, literally, so no one goes near him

Allen is what I agree to you, but Ibaka is a great shot blocker and contribitour to OKC's run in the postseason.

5/25/12   |   derms33   |   17642 respect

terrible...Ibaka and Allen?  WOW, thats y the NBA sucks..may as well be Ginobli...he stinks, literally, so no one goes near him

5/24/12   |   scquwi1   |   1226 respect

That why the awards are a joke, and should not be used to determines how great someones career was. To say this player was better then that is was a matter of what awards he won and how many. No one takes in account who voted, and how many votes separated the winner and second place.  This year I would have to give it Tyson Chandler over Howard.

5/23/12   |   Scott   |   51862 respect

I wonder if Stan Van Gundy voted for Dwight Howard